Spring Anime Season First Impressions – Round 1

The first few weeks of an anime season are always the most exciting to me. You get to see how the short little clips and promo art pieces of preview materials translate into actual, full-length episodes. So to share that joy, I’ve decided I’m going to pen short little thoughtpieces (or maybe not-so-short in someContinue reading “Spring Anime Season First Impressions – Round 1”

Paper Hearts & Lies – What Does 22/7 Think It’s Doing?

22/7 started this anime season promisingly. It presented us with a pretty simple premise. An idol series turned sideways–the members of the idol troupe brought together not by happenstance, but by the government, working on the orders of a mysterious artefact called The Wall. A literal plot device in many ways, The Wall was theContinue reading “Paper Hearts & Lies – What Does 22/7 Think It’s Doing?”

765 Days Later: Late Night Idolm@ster Ramble

Finally, some actual original anime writing for my anime blog, eh? It’s nice to get into the swing of things of getting my ideas sorted without worrying too much about the formal aspect. So let’s cut to the chase. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been intermittently taking in turn-of-the-decade classic The Idolmaster inContinue reading “765 Days Later: Late Night Idolm@ster Ramble”